Sarasota Kung Fu Martial Club

Head Instructor: Brian Taylor

School Lineage: (Shaolin Weng Chun) Tang Family

Website: Sarasota Kung Fu Martial Club

Phone: 941-315-4556

Address 1: 3663 Webber

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City: Sarasota

State/Provience: FL

Country: US

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SiuLam Weng Chun Kung Fu Martial Club is a traditional martial arts school that offers Eternal Spring Tang Yik Weng Chun, and traditional Hung Gar Kung Fu. Our supplemental courses offered in Meditation, Tai Chi, or Yoga are taught by varying certified instructors. Please check our schedule for classes offered. Our Mission 1.To offer a program that builds self-defense, self-confidence, and health. 2. To provide a safe and supportive environment that encourages our members to train and improve their health. 3. To inspire others to excellence by living daily the ideals and values that exemplify true virtuous Character. ​ Our classes start with light conditioning and stretching exercises designed for all age groups, progressing into basics and finishing with forms, techniques, and drills. Weng Chun 永春 is not the same as the commonly known Wing Chun. The "e" in Weng Chun stands for Eternal Spring. This is not the same as the commonly known Yip Man Ving Tsun or Wing Chun taught in most schools. The difference between these two is derived from the source of the techniques. Tang Yik Weng Chun is a family-style originating from the teachings of Chi Sim 至善禪師 at Fei Loi Temple. Weng Chun with an "E" is one of the rarer forms of the art held in secrete for many years. The Tang family were one of the original inheritors of the art originating from the monk Abbot Chi Sim (至善禪師). The art is designed to defeat an attacker as quickly as possible by immobilizing or restricting the opponent's movements before delivering a strike. ​ The system is composed of the Tang family Weng Chun Kuen form, Tang family Dummy form, and Seung Kuen, a form for developing axle turning and footwork, Luk Dim Bun Gwan (6 ½ Longpole) and Gwan Jong (Longpole Dummy). Other sets included in the Tang Family Linkage also included Fung Siu Ching's Dummy form (aka Red Boat Dummy) and Fung Siu Ching's Jong Kuen, a set developed from the Red Boat dummy which includes footwork. Fung Siu Ching was a student of the Red Junk Opera performer Dai Fa Min Kam and traded techniques with Tang Yik father Tang Suen. ​ The system's basic form is called Weng Chun Kuen and was so named after the Eternal Spring Hall of Fei Loi 飛來寺 by Chi Sim. ​